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Bolivar in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

No Man's Land

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

 

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 21, 2021
1. No Man's Land Marker
Inscription.  No soldier liked to be trapped between opposing battle lines. Here where you stand, in these open pastures about half way between the crest of Schoolhouse Ridge and the steep slopes of Bolivar Heights, was no man's land on this battlefield. Artillery from the crests easily could bombard this area. With no forest on Bolivar Heights, Union officers could readily see any movements across these fields. The challenge for "Stonewall" Jackson: How to cross this vulnerable expanse and attack Bolivar Heights.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 19.239′ N, 77° 46.295′ W. Marker is in Bolivar, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Bakerton Road (County Road 27) just south of Boer Way, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 Bakerton Rd, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Dangerous Position (approx. ¼ mile away); The First Line of Defense: The Union Skirmish Line
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 21, 2021
2. No Man's Land Marker
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); A Position Strong by Nature (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederates Converge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fake Attack - September 14th (approx. 0.3 miles away); Allstadt House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Assessing the Obstacle (approx. 0.4 miles away); We Began Firing At Will: The 111th New York Regiment (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bolivar.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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